Media Release 15th Apr
WANTON ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION NOT A REAL OPTION
The wanton economic destruction of value that would flow from a failure to fully remediate the Paradise Dam isnot an option.Paradise Dam has a minimum economic asset life of 50 years and has only been in operation for just 15 years.
Media Release 9th Apr
COMMISSION TOLD: “NO NEED FOR EXTREME MEASURESTO FIX PARADISE DAM”
Bundaberg irrigators are asking why the State Government and the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Dr Anthony Lynham, MP are determined to lower the Paradise Dam wall despite independent expert evidence whichindicates safety issues have been overstated.
Media Release 6th Apr
Time for Tough Questions about Paradise Dam
Second generation Childers farmer, John Dorrian, is calling on his fellow farmers to start asking more questions when itcomes to the future of Paradise Dam
Media Release 3rd Apr
BFVG Questions Government Priorities
The Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers Cooperative (BFVG) has slammed recent comments from Hon DrAnthony Lynham, MP Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy about job creation from demolition workson Paradise Dam.
Media Release 28th Mar
Growers Urge Open Minds in Paradise Dam Debate
Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetables Growers (BFVG) have urged the community to keep an open mind about thefuture of Paradise Dam after the release of the Building Queensland report on the dam this week. The BuildingQueensland Report states that decommissioning of Paradise Dam is no longer being considered however BFVGhave serious concerns that full reinstatement of the Dam Spillway is not considered in the top three optionsproposed.
Media Release 25th Mar
By-election candidates called on to stand up and supportParadise Dam
Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers (BFVG) have written to all candidates in this weekend’s Currumbinand Bundamba by-elections calling on them to stand up for the region’s water security.
Media Release 13th Mar
SAVE PARADISE DAM CAMPAIGNLAUNCHES HIGHWAY BILLBOARDS
Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ ‘Save Paradise Dam’ Campaign has launched three billboards on the IsisHighway, near the turnoff to Cordalba.
Media Release 10th Mar
WORLD EXPERTS TELL PARADISE DAM COMMISSIONMORE TESTING IS NEEDED
Several of the world’s top experts in major water storage and dam projects today presented evidence to theCommission of Inquiry into Paradise Dam, sitting in Brisbane.
Media Release 3rd Mar
Paradise Dam Inquiry Demonstration
More than 100 farmers, irrigators, farm workers, business owners, families and local residents gathered Tuesdaymorning outside the hearing of the Paradise Dam Commission of Inquiry at Bundaberg courthouse, to stand upfor the region’s water security.
Media Release 24th Feb
$2.4 billion cost to Bundaberg economy if Paradise Dam not fixed
Today a consortium of regional advocacy and industry groups released their joint economic report titled “The economic costs of inaction on Paradise Dam”.
Media Release 4th Feb
Paradise Dam powers only destroy trust
The irrigators of Bundaberg are rightfully angry today at the rushed introduction of legislation into Parliament giving the Minister for Water Resources unfettered powers to start demolishing Paradise Dam.
$2.4 billion cost to economy if Paradise Dam not fixed
This is the potential cost to the Queensland economy of a permanent lowering of Paradise Dam by up to 5 metres. The report also shows that 92 per cent of surveyed growers indicated that Paradise Dam was extremely important to their business, while 76 per cent of non-irrigated businesses indicated the Dam was extremely important to their business.
Study into Paradise Dam options
Dr Paul Rizzo, Chief Technical Officer from specialist engineering firm, RIZZO International, is currently in Bundaberg on a fact finding mission with growers and key stakeholders as part of a study commissioned by Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers (BFVG) into the future options for Paradise Dam.
Bundaberg farmers call for Paradise Dam to be fixed
Scores of protesters in Bundaberg have ramped-up their fight for water security, demanding Paradise Dam on the Burnett River be fixed and not lowered. The Queensland Minister for Natural Resources, Anthony Lynham, declined to comment during the public hearings, but a spokesman from Sunwater said their “Priorities in relation to Paradise Dam are the safety of downstream communities and water security”.
Qld govt 'dam plans' demonstrates 'sheer arrogance'
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has defended plans to rush through regulations in relation to the dam, saying the move was being considered as a matter of “public safety”. Queensland’s Paradise Dam needs significant repairs due to damage sustained in the devastating 2013 floods, however the Premier is considering alternate options to rush plans to address the issue.